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Niche Site Bragging Thread

  1. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Ha! Got a niche site hub outranking wikiHow. Yes I do. Who else is doing good?

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I had six of my hubs moved to a new niche site this week-end.  Too early to know how they are doing yet but everything appear to be working well, including Pinterest etc., .............. so looking good.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Pinterest is indeed a major player. I started a thread about that, but it got shunted, http://hubpages.com/technology/forum/13 … -me-emails

      2. Jayne Lancer profile image96
        Jayne Lancerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I see they've created feltmagnet.com - I must have missed the announcement.

        1. sallybea profile image98
          sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, as far as I know there has been no announcement, only an email to myself.

    2. Jayne Lancer profile image96
      Jayne Lancerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, my niche site hubs are also doing better than they were on the main site.

    3. Kaili Bisson profile image98
      Kaili Bissonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I was just on Goog searching for 'coriander or cilantro' and I noticed that a Delishably hub by Gord Hamilton is top of stack.

      1. Chriswillman90 profile image97
        Chriswillman90posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        That's very good. Hubpages always had talented writers but they've been bogged down by spam and nonsense akin to a content farm. These niche sites if done right could allow those authors and writers to shine.

    4. FootballNut profile image61
      FootballNutposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      On what search term? And how many search terms is it out ranking wikihow on?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        "Aroused Porcupine Mines of Nevada - The Untold Story"

        1. FootballNut profile image61
          FootballNutposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          bit long winded for a human to actually type in them exact words....

          1. lobobrandon profile image88
            lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Not really... Just typed that in two days ago and was surprised to find a HP niche site ranking up there. That was the first time I entered a niche site via Google.

            1. FootballNut profile image61
              FootballNutposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              yeah but who types more than 3 words in when searching? 10 people max.

          2. paradigmsearch profile image90
            paradigmsearchposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Not a problem, porcupines are the target audience.

            1. FootballNut profile image61
              FootballNutposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              So, if I use ONE WORD that being "porcupines" on search engine sites, will your page be displayed above wikihow, and the thousands of other sites?

              1. paradigmsearch profile image90
                paradigmsearchposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Only if you are an aroused porcupine.

                1. FootballNut profile image61
                  FootballNutposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  which I am....lol

                  good thread mate.

                  Guessing hubpages is a waste of time.

                  1. Kiana M Kirkland profile image60
                    Kiana M Kirklandposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    Hey. I just started on hubpages, and I don't understand what you guys are talking about ..why are people's hubs being moved? Why could hubpages be a "waste of time"?

    5. RachaelLefler profile image97
      RachaelLeflerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I got one put on Reel Rundown. I hope it does just as well there. A lot of the anime hubs got moved there.

  2. Jesse Drzal profile image96
    Jesse Drzalposted 2 years ago

    Perhaps the will just tell us via newsletter from here on out. That would be my guess.

  3. WordCrafter09 profile image75
    WordCrafter09posted 2 years ago

    I just went to look at feltmagnet's home page (so that's where they're putting "photography"...).

    (Can't resist sharing this, although maybe the newest people on here won't see the joke.)   Anyway, I couldn't really read the categories well (not HP's fault, my screen's) and when I saw "Sculpture" I thought for a couple of seconds that it was "Scripture".  I thought (appropriately enough, maybe; and much to my horror), "OMG!!!!   They're moving all the religious stuff over here!!!!!  WHY ON EARTH.....).  It's amazing how many visions of tons of junk from the religious forums, or religious arguments on religious Hubs,  one can have in a couple of seconds.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    I've got two theories as to why HP didn't announce the latest niche site.

    A. They're tired of our bitching and moaning.

    B. Rampant theft problems.

    Probably a combination of both. big_smile

  5. Adam Harkus profile image59
    Adam Harkusposted 2 years ago

    4 sites (so far) moved over to the new spinditty site (music)...

    I feel a little tingle inside !

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image96
      Jesse Drzalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yea buddy..congrats.

  6. meloncauli profile image96
    meloncauliposted 2 years ago

    How do I know if mine have been moved and more importantly where to. I have a few Hubpro symbols and snipped symbols. Thanks

    1. Judi Bee profile image96
      Judi Beeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Have a look on your "My Account" page.  Under "Filters" - "Select a site".  The drop down menu shows you which hubs are placed on which sites.

      1. meloncauli profile image96
        meloncauliposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I dont seem to have 'select a site in any of my filter dropdowns . Thanks

    2. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      In addition to what Judi says, you also receive an email.

      1. meloncauli profile image96
        meloncauliposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Had snipping emails but none about them being moved. I guess they havent been moved.

  7. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
    LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years ago

    Well no matter how well written, popular, exciting  or whatever my articles are nothing on the site with the idiotic name...Felt Ma..something will never ever  do well!

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What is your problem with feltmagnet? Every post of yours recently has been bashing it. Most people are not even going to look at the domain name...

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
        LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        The name does not fit with the topics. If I have an issue with the name that's my problem. Don't like it ? Don't read them.

        Very few people will visit a photo site with that name rather than another with a more "photo or visual" sounding one. Visual arts do not fit or rather belong next to articles on how to cut plywood at Home Depot for example like some that are there.

        1. lobobrandon profile image88
          lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Say it once or twice then not on every niche site thread like a troll. Some times I wish we could block people on these forums.

          1. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
            LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Thread lightly before you call someone a troll. Censure yourself if it bothers you. That's how I feel about the name, period.

            1. lobobrandon profile image88
              lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Yeah it's not a personal attack or anything. I do like your other posts. Just put yourself in the teams place. The decision is made and nothing can be done about it now. It definitely isn't something I would want to see again and again especially on a thread which is a positive view of the niche sites If I were working at HP.

              1. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
                LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                You are more than likely correct and I am sorry if I got all worked up. I just really hate the name. But as others have said lets give it time and see where it leads.

        2. Jesse Drzal profile image96
          Jesse Drzalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Block feature would be terrific!

        3. Sherry Hewins profile image97
          Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          They were already on a site with those articles before any of them got moved. They were already on a site with a name unrelated to their subject.

          1. sallybea profile image98
            sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Said like a Pro.

          2. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
            LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Precisely because it was non derivative it was worth looking into. Felt is felt no matter how you spell it. But enough said. Lets hope this works out for everyone.

    2. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      FeltMagnet seems to be doing fine in my book.

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image87
        LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        It is great for your since many of your articles deal with felt. Good luck with it. Hope it works out

  8. agilitymach profile image98
    agilitymachposted 2 years ago

    PetHelpful is doing great from my standpoint.  Case in point.  I have been on HubPages for 3.75 years.  In that time, I have had just over 9,000 views from HubPages itself.  Since PetHelpful went live just a while back (2-3 months ago?), I have already had over 2,700 views from it.  At this rate, in one year, I will have garnered almost many views from my selected hubs at PetHelpful as I did from all of my Hubs on HubPages in four years.  Pretty good!!

    I am guessing that since only the best articles are chosen for the niche sites, people are enjoying browsing the site.  They won't run into a lot of bad articles, making them leave.  Instead, they are staying and reading.

    Also, since having many (but not all) of my Hubs moved to PetHelpful, my overall views have gone up by 1/4 - in just two or three months!!  I had one article on PetHelpful go what I consider "viral" (60,000 views in a few days).  It went viral with no marketing on my part.  I know "viral" is a subjective word, and some would consider 60,000 to miss their idea of viral by quite a bit.

    I am hoping HubPages is seeing these kind of numbers over all of their niche sites.  They deserve to be recompensed for all of their hard work.

  9. Barbara Kay profile image94
    Barbara Kayposted 2 years ago

    Niche sites have brought my traffic back up a little. Anything that helps I'm all for.

  10. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    Well most of my hubs that were moved to niche sites has tripled in traffic! I hope it continues...

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Same here smile

  11. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    I have two hubs on two seperate niche sites so far..DenGarden and PetHelpful..and they have both started to increase in traffic. One is now my top traffic hub and the other has constant red arrows, so can't complain.

  12. Gcrhoads64 profile image96
    Gcrhoads64posted 2 years ago

    I'd do a happy dance, but I don't want to jinx the traffic increase.

  13. julieann26 profile image88
    julieann26posted 2 years ago

    I have one article on a niche site so far and I didn't receive an email about - found it by accident when I was taking a look at it.

    My article is on ReelRundown which is still relatively new so I don't expect traffic to pick up much for a little while yet.

    1. meloncauli profile image96
      meloncauliposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi. How did it identify as on a niche site please and how did you know the new url? Thanks

  14. profile image60
    Jordan Levanposted 2 years ago

    I just started hub pages!

  15. Margie Lynn profile image94
    Margie Lynnposted 2 years ago

    I had two of my recipes moved to niche, I just started and I thought they had unpublished them! Hehe, had to do some research to figure it out, was so excited! I really love this site!

  16. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 2 years ago

    Just thought that I should add, that one of my hubs on the niche sites is now showing on the Google Knowledge Graph too wink For a particular keyword, which I will not mention.

    1. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      How nice for you to be recognized by Google as an authority!

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Well a small tip: Use Tables and Lists on your hubs that are doing well. That should get you onto the knowledge graph (a possibility). But definitely worth a shot. See what kind of list or table the current site ranking has and make something better. I am going to try this out myself on another hub, would be nice to have others try it out as well.

        The first one was natural, I didn't add anything with the intention of getting on the knowledge graph.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I hadn't heard of that, thanks for mentioning it.

      For others who haven't heard of it, I found this: https://www.google.com/intl/es419/insid … ledge.html The short video there explains all.

  17. norlawrence profile image79
    norlawrenceposted 2 years ago

    This is the first time I visited here.  I am new to Hub Pages and totally lost.  Have submitted articles for years but Hub Pages frustrates me.  I can not figure out what to do.  All the comments were helpful.
    Thanks

    1. agilitymach profile image98
      agilitymachposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Go to The Learning Center and start reading.  It takes a while to get adjusted. smile

  18. Stacey Foster profile image81
    Stacey Fosterposted 2 years ago

    I started on HubPages a couple weeks ago. I've published a total of four hubs and two have been moved - one to FeltMagnet and the other to DenGarden.
    So I guess that means I might know what I'm doing?
    When it first happened, I just assumed it was a grab to keep you interested, like those poetry sites that publish your work so you buy the book, even if your poetry is garbage, haha.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image94
      Barbara Kayposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations! You must be doing something right. Welcome to Hubpages.

  19. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    So far: Delishably (2), ReelDown (1), KindredBond (1), LetterPile (1)

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I gotta tell ya... The niche site traffic is truly a thing of beauty. HubPages is back in business.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I do believe you are right - the wait was tedious but worthwhile.

        1. lobobrandon profile image88
          lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          I hope this brings some of the writers back. Having strong niche sites with plenty of really good articles would only increase traffic across the board.

  20. yecall profile image67
    yecallposted 2 years ago

    In my particular case, no I don't think at least to my knowledge that I am on any of the niche sites.  However, perhaps I am, and I don't know it.  It is fine since I really don't care.  I just like writing whatever I am interested in, 'ya know?

 
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